Mandate Secretary of the Secretariat, Lawan Geidam Mandate Secretary of the Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat of the FCT Administration divulged to bolster synergy with Agricultural Research Institutes…
By Abdul Rahman Bangura-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- Geidam spoke out that the purpose of bolstering the synergy with research institutes was to increase grub production to ameliorate food security. This was revealed during a visit to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture stressing the integral position research institutes play in attaining bearable agrarian evolution.
He admitted the useful expertise and resources that research institutes offer, extremely in sharing knowledge of agricultural innovations and technological practices amongst farmers in rural communities.
“The FCTA recognizes that a robust agricultural sector is vital for food security, economic growth, and job creation particularly in the FCT, currently grappling with a rapidly increasing population.
“This is why the FCT Administration will be strengthening synergy with your institute as well as other relevant organizations to leverage your knowledge and experience.
“This will enable us to address challenges and implement effective strategies for agricultural transformation,” he let out.
…on familiarization tour to structures and agricultural institutions in the FCT, let out the significance was to attain first-hand perspicuity into the existing farming landscape, identify areas for improvement and assess the potential for collaboration with other organizations.
The Mandate Secretary likewise visited the FCT Livestock Markets in Kugbo and Deidei; Nyanya Veterinary Clinic; Karu Abattoir and Kado Fish Market among others.
At the Karu abattoir, the Secretary told the butchers and veterinary doctors that the FCT Minister had given him a matching order to execute programs that would rekindle the sector.
He ensured the butchers that a holistic strategy would be communicated and presented to the FCTA for implementation.
“Our plan, in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of the present administration, is to reinvigorate the agricultural sector to contribute to food security.
“This will be done by increasing local production and reducing dependence on imported agricultural products.
“We are also looking forward to an agriculture sector that can create employment, improve income generation for farmers, and stimulate
economic growth in rural areas,” he noted.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent